Four Southland Student-Athletes Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

first_imgLamarDewan Thompson Jr.NichollsChandler Arceneaux NFF Release | Complete Honoree ListIRVING, Texas – Four Southland Conference football student-athletes were named to the 2019 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced Wednesday. Southland Conference NFF Hampshire Society Honorees Stephen F. Austin Hayden Scott The initiative has now honored 10.660 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007. Houston Baptist Langston Tunsoncenter_img Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2018, achieved a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout entire course of undergraduate study and met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements. The honoree list is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high 1,643 players from a record-tying 424 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 13th year. Houston Baptist, Lamar, Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin each earned one spot on the list, including three 2019 Academic All-Southland picks in HBU’s Langston Tunson, Nicholls’ Chandler Arceneaux and SFA’s Hayden Scott. Lamar’s Dewan Thompson Jr. rounded out the league’s representatives.  The 1,643 players honored in 2019 eclipses the previous record of 1,274 honorees in 2018. The 424 schools represented breaks the previous mark of 308 set in 2018.last_img read more